I've been neglecting a few posts. A couple weeks back, on a beautiful Seattle day, I escaped the house with my youngest boys, Nick and Josh, and went on a short adventure to Snoqualmie Falls, which is due east of Seattle on Highway 90. We had been up to the lookout point near the top on several occasions, but this time we were determined to hike down the trail to the bottom, and get close to the water.
It was a perfect day for a hike, if not a little too warm -- which meant that a few others had the same idea we had. But the trail was short (but steep), and we had a blast. The Falls are about a 25 minute drive from our house, and we spent about 90 minutes hiking and frolicking, so it took us less than 3 hour to check this location off of our Washington State tourist checklist. It's amazing that we've lived here since 2004 (minus that year-long detour to Utah) and I've been hardly anywhere. I am determined to get out and see some of this great state this next year, beginning with the Olympics this next spring. Any other recommendations for must-see locations? I'm particularly fond of scenic drives/road-trips, so I'm open to suggestions.